Triathlon held in memory of Sandy Hook victim

Hundreds of young racers and their supporters are in Monroe for a community triathlon in memory of a boy who died in the Sandy Hook

Hundreds of young racers and their supporters are in Monroe for a community triathlon in memory of a boy who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Hundreds of young racers and their supporters are in Monroe for a community triathlon in memory of a boy who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting. (7/10/16)

MONROE - Hundreds of young racers and their supporters were out in Monroe Sunday for a community triathlon in memory of a boy who died in the Sandy Hook shooting.

The family of Chase Kowalski started the organization Race 4 Chase so his love of triathlons could be shared with other children.

Chase was 7 years old when he died in the 2012 shooting. He was 6 when he participated in his first triathlon event.

Sunday's event was a community triathlon that had kids ages 6 through 12 swimming, biking and running a course.

Chase's mother says seeing the massive turnout fills her with pride and appreciation for the many people who have been affected by her son.

Race 4 Chase a free, summer camp program that started in three communities in Connecticut. This year it's expanded to 14 in the state along with one in South Carolina.

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